Food storage safety - long but worth the read #2

Dairy Storage Guidelines

  • MVP - moisture and vapor-proof paper.** Makes it crumbly. *** If not completely ripe, they need to be stored longer.

Milk, Cream, and Cheese Pasteurized Fresh Whole or Skimmed Milk, Sweet Cream, Flavored Milk Drinks, How to Store Refrigerate immediately in original container. Keep container closed., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) Unopened cartons for 30 days. Opened for 1 week. Check code date., In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze. (Change of texture, body appearance. Separation of fat emulsion.)
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Sweetened & condensed milk (opened), How to Store Keep covered., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 week, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze.
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Whipped topping, How to Store Keep covered., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3 months, in aerosol can3 days, prepared from mix 2 weeks, bought frozen (once thawed), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze.
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Yogurt, How to Store Keep covered., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 7-10 days, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze.
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Sour Cream, Butter, Milk, Cultured Milk, How to Store Refrigerate immediately in original container. Keep container closed., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 2 weeks, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Butter made from pasteurized cream - 3 to 4 months. Do not freeze others.
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Soft custards, Milk Puddings, Cream and Custard Fillings for Cakes and Pies, How to Store Cool cooked dishes quickly and refrigerate within 2 hours. Refrigerate cold dishes immediately after preparation., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 5-6 days, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze.
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Ice Cream, How to Store Store in original container in freezer or transfer to a MVP container., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) Do not store here., In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials 2-3 weeks
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Natural Hard Cheese and Semi-Hard Cheese and Processed (Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, Brick, Bleu, etc.), How to Store Refrigerate in original package and over wrap tightly in aluminum foil, plastic wrap or plastic bag tightly closed to avoid drying., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 month. If mold forms, cut off., In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Freezing affects texture**. Still suitable for cooking. Thaw in refrigerator. Do not freeze soft cheeses.
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Soft Cheese (cream, cottage, limburger**,camembert**), How to Store Refrigerate tightly covered., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 week, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze (Can freeze cream cheese***. Texture may change.)
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Cheese Spreads, How to Store Refrigerate tightly covered., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 month, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze.
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Evaporated Milk (opened), How to Store Refrigerate tightly covered., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 week, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze.
Milk, Cream, and Cheese Homogenized, reconstituted dry nonfat and skimmed, How to Store Keep containers tightly closed. Don’t return unused milk to original containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 week, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP* materials Do not freeze.

Staples Storage Guidelines

  • Total time ‘unopened’ product can be stored at home. If recommendation is for ‘opened’ product, subtract this time from the total or storage ‘unopened’ time.

Staples Baking powder, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 18 months or expiration date on can, HANDLING HINTS Keep dry and covered.
Staples Baking soda, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years, HANDLING HINTS Keep dry and covered.
Staples Bouillon cubes or granules, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years, HANDLING HINTS Keep dry and covered.
Staples Bread crumbs, dried, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep dry and covered.
Staples Cereals ready-to-eat (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-12 months*, HANDLING HINTS Refold package liner tightly after opening.
Staples ready-to-eat (opened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep cool.
Staples cooked, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS
Staples Chocolate, pre-melted semi-sweet, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months2 years, HANDLING HINTS Keep cool.
Staples unsweetened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 18 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep cool.
Staples Chocolate syrup unopened opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years*, HANDLING HINTS Cover tightly. Refrigerate after opening.
Staples Cocoa mixes, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 8 months, HANDLING HINTS Cover tightly.
Staples Coffee cans (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years*, HANDLING HINTS Refrigerate after opening: Keep tightly closed.
Staples cans (opened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 weeks, HANDLING HINTS Use dry measuring spoon.
Staples instant (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 1-2 years, HANDLING HINTS
Staples instant (opened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 weeks, HANDLING HINTS
Staples Cornmeal, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep tightly closed.
Staples Cornstarch, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 18 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep tightly closed.
Staples Flour white, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-8 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep in airtight container.
Staples whole wheat, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-8 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep refrigerated. Store in airtight container.
Staples Gelatin, all types, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 18 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep in original container.
Staples Grits, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS Store in airtight container.
Staples Honey, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS Cover tightly. If it crystallizes, warm jar in pan of hot water.
Staples Jellies and jams, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS Cover tightly. Storage life is lengthened if refrigerated after opening. Surface mold can be removed and produce used.
Staples Molasses unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months*, HANDLING HINTS Keep tightly closed. Refrigerate to extend storage life. Remove any light surface mold and use.
Staples opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS
Staples Marshmallow crème (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 3-4 months, HANDLING HINTS Cover tightly. Refrigerate after opening to extend storage life. Serve at room temperature.
Staples Marshmallows, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep in airtight container.
Staples Mayonnaise (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 months, HANDLING HINTS Refrigerate after opening.
Staples Milk condensed or evaporated (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS Invert cans every 2 months.
Staples nonfat dry, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months*, HANDLING HINTS Put in airtight container.
Staples unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 3 months, HANDLING HINTS
Staples opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) , HANDLING HINTS
Staples Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years, HANDLING HINTS Once opened, store in airtight container.
Staples Pectin, liquid (opened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 1 month, HANDLING HINTS Re-cap and refrigerate.
Staples Rice white, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years*, HANDLING HINTS Keep tightly closed.
Staples flavored or herb, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS
Staples Salad dressings bottled (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 10-12 months, HANDLING HINTS Refrigerate after opening.
Staples bottled (opened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 3 months, HANDLING HINTS Refrigerate prepared dressing.
Staples made from mix, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 weeks, HANDLING HINTS
Staples Salad oils unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months*, HANDLING HINTS Small quantities, no refrigeration required. Refrigerate after opening.
Staples opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 1-3 months, HANDLING HINTS
Staples Shortenings, solid unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 8 months, HANDLING HINTS Refrigeration not needed.
Staples opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS Refrigeration not needed.
Staples Sugar brown, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 4 months, HANDLING HINTS Put in airtight container.
Staples confectioners, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 18 months, HANDLING HINTS Put in airtight container.
Staples granulated, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years +, HANDLING HINTS Cover tightly.
Staples artificial sweeteners, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years +, HANDLING HINTS Cover tightly.
Staples Syrups, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep tightly closed. Refrigerate to extend storage life. Remove any light surface mold and use.
Staples Teabags, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 18 months, HANDLING HINTS Put in airtight container.
Staples instant, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 3 years, HANDLING HINTS Cover tightly.
Staples loose, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years, HANDLING HINTS Put in airtight container.
Staples Vinegar unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years*, HANDLING HINTS Keep tightly closed. Slightly cloudy appearance doesn’t affect vinegar. Distilled vinegar keeps longer than cider vinegar.
Staples opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS
Staples Non-dairy coffee creamers (dry) unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 9 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep lid tightly closed.
Staples opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS

Mixed and Packaged Foods Storage Guideline

  • Total time ‘unopened’ product can be stored at home. If recommendation is for ‘opened’ product, subtract this time from the total or storage ‘unopened’ time.

Mixed and Packaged Foods Biscuit, brownie and muffin mixes, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 9 months, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Cakes, purchased, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 1-2 days, HANDLING TIME If butter cream, whipped cream or custard frostings or fillings, refrigerate.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Cake mixes (unopened) Angel food (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 9 months12 months, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Casseroles, complete or add own meat, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 9-12 months, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Cookies homemade, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 weeks, HANDLING TIME Put in airtight container.
Mixed and Packaged Foods packaged, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 months, HANDLING TIME Keep box tightly closed.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Crackers (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 8 months
, HANDLING TIME Keep box tightly closed.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Frosting, canned mix (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 3 months*, HANDLING TIME Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Hot roll mix (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 18 months*, HANDLING TIME If opened, put in airtight container.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Pancake mix (opened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-9 months, HANDLING TIME Put in airtight container.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Pie crust mix (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 8 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Pies and pastries, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 days, HANDLING TIME Refrigerate whipped cream, custard, and chiffon fillings.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Potatoes, instant (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-12 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep in airtight package.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Pudding mixes (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Rice, mixes (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Sauce and gravy mixes (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-12 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Soup mixes (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Toaster pastries (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep in airtight package.

Canned and Dried Foods Storage Guidelines

  • Total time ‘unopened’ product can be stored at home. If recommendation is for ‘opened’ product, subtract this time from the total or storage ‘unopened’ time.

Mixed and Packaged Foods Biscuit, brownie and muffin mixes, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 9 months, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Cakes, purchased, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 1-2 days, HANDLING TIME If butter cream, whipped cream or custard frostings or fillings, refrigerate.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Cake mixes (unopened) Angel food (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 9 months12 months, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Casseroles, complete or add own meat, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 9-12 months, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Cookies homemade, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 weeks, HANDLING TIME Put in airtight container.
Mixed and Packaged Foods packaged, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 months, HANDLING TIME Keep box tightly closed.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Crackers (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 8 months
, HANDLING TIME Keep box tightly closed.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Frosting, canned mix (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 3 months*, HANDLING TIME Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Hot roll mix (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 18 months*, HANDLING TIME If opened, put in airtight container.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Pancake mix (opened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-9 months, HANDLING TIME Put in airtight container.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Pie crust mix (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 8 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Pies and pastries, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 days, HANDLING TIME Refrigerate whipped cream, custard, and chiffon fillings.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Potatoes, instant (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-12 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep in airtight package.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Pudding mixes (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Rice, mixes (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Sauce and gravy mixes (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-12 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Soup mixes (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep cool and dry.
Mixed and Packaged Foods Toaster pastries (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 months*, HANDLING TIME Keep in airtight package.

Other Foods Storage Guidelines

  • Total time ‘unopened’ product can be stored at home. If recommendation is for ‘opened’ product, subtract this time from the total or storage ‘unopened’ time.

Other Foods Cheese, parmesan (grated) unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 10 months*, HANDLING HINTS Refrigerate after opening. Keep tightly closed.
Other Foods opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 months, HANDLING HINTS
Other Foods Coconut (shredded, canned or packed) unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months*, HANDLING HINTS Refrigerate after opening.
Other Foods opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS
Other Foods Meat substitutes, textured protein products (e.g., imitation bacon bits), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 4 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep tightly closed. For longer storage, refrigerate.
Other Foods Metered-calorie products, instant breakfast, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep in can, closed jars or original packets.
Other Foods Nuts in shell or cracked nutmeats, packaged (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6 months, HANDLING HINTS Refrigerate or freeze for longer storage.
Other Foods vacuum can (unopened), Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 1 year*, HANDLING HINTS
Other Foods other packaging, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 3 months, HANDLING HINTS
Other Foods Peanut butter unopened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 6-9 months, HANDLING HINTS Refrigeration not needed. Keeps longer if refrigerated. Use at room temperature.
Other Foods opened, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2-3 months, HANDLING HINTS
Other Foods Peas and beans, dried, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS Store in airtight container in cool place.
Other Foods Popcorn, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 2 years, HANDLING HINTS Store in airtight container.
Other Foods Whipped topping, dry, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) 12 months, HANDLING HINTS Keep cool and dry.
Other Foods Yeast, dry, Storage Time at 70°F (21°C) Expiration date on package., HANDLING HINTS

Vegetable Storage Guidelines

  • MVP - moisture and vapor-proof paper.

Vegetables Asparagus, How to Store Do not wash before storing. Keep in crisper, plastic bags, or plastic containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials 8 months
Vegetables Beans Dried, How to Store Keep in crisper or moisture proof wrap., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature70°F (21°C) 12 months, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials 8 months
Vegetables Green or Waxed, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials 8 months
Vegetables Lima (unshelled), How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) , At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials 8 months
Vegetables Beets, How to Store Remove leafy tops. Keep in crisper., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and summer squash, How to Store Store in crisper in plastic bags or plastic containers, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials
Vegetables Cabbage, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials Do not store here.
Vegetables Carrots, How to Store Remove tops. Store in plastic bags or plastic containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials 8 months
Vegetables Celery, How to Store Keep in crisper or moisture proof wrap., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials Do not store here.
Vegetables Corn, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days in husk, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials 8 months
Vegetables Lettuce Head (unwashed), How to Store Store away from other vegetables., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 5-7 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Head (washed and drained), How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials
Vegetables Bibb, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Mushrooms, How to Store Do not wash before storing., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials
Vegetables Onions, How to Store Keep dry and away from sun, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C), At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 2 weeks, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Peas Dried, How to Store Store in cool dry place in airtight container., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 12 months, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials 8 months
Vegetables Unshelled, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C), At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Potatoes fresh, white, How to Store Keep dry and away from sun. For longer storage keep about 50°F. Don’t refrigerate potatoes. Keep in airtight package., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) Do not store here., At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 2 weeks, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials
Vegetables sweet, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C), At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 2-3 weeks, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables instant, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C), At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 6-12 months, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials
Vegetables Radishes and Parsnips, How to Store Remove tops. Store in refrigerator in plastic bags or in plastic containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) , In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Spinach, kale, collard, chard, beet turnip and mustard greens, How to Store Wash thoroughly in cold water. Lift out of water as grit settles to the bottom of pan. Drain well. Store in plastic bags., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials 8 months
Vegetables Tomatoes, How to Store Flavor of tomatoes best at room temperature. Keep unripe tomatoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight until they ripen., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials Do not store here.
Vegetables Cauliflower, eggplants, snap beans, How to Store Store in refrigerator in crisper on plastic bags or plastic containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 week, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials
Vegetables Rhubarb, How to Store Refrigerate stalks. Throw away the leaves, they are POISONOUS., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Peppers and cucumbers, How to Store Wash and dry, store in crisper or in plastic bags., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 week, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials

Fruit Storage Guidelines

  • MVP - moisture and vapor-proof paper.

Vegetables Asparagus, How to Store Do not wash before storing. Keep in crisper, plastic bags, or plastic containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials 8 months
Vegetables Beans Dried, How to Store Keep in crisper or moisture proof wrap., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature70°F (21°C) 12 months, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials 8 months
Vegetables Green or Waxed, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP*materials 8 months

Vegetables Lima (unshelled), How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) , At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials 8 months
Vegetables Beets, How to Store Remove leafy tops. Keep in crisper., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and summer squash, How to Store Store in crisper in plastic bags or plastic containers, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Cabbage, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Carrots, How to Store Remove tops. Store in plastic bags or plastic containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials 8 months
Vegetables Celery, How to Store Keep in crisper or moisture proof wrap., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Corn, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days in husk, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials 8 months
Vegetables Lettuce Head (unwashed), How to Store Store away from other vegetables., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 5-7 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Head (washed and drained), How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Bibb, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Mushrooms, How to Store Do not wash before storing., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Onions, How to Store Keep dry and away from sun, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C), At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 2 weeks, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Peas Dried, How to Store Store in cool dry place in airtight container., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 12 months, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials 8 months
Vegetables Unshelled, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C), At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Potatoes fresh, white, How to Store Keep dry and away from sun. For longer storage keep about 50°F. Don’t refrigerate potatoes. Keep in airtight package., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) Do not store here., At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 2 weeks, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables sweet, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C), At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 2-3 weeks, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables instant, How to Store, YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C), At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) 6-12 months, In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Radishes and Parsnips, How to Store Remove tops. Store in refrigerator in plastic bags or in plastic containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 weeks, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C) , In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Spinach, kale, collard, chard, beet turnip and mustard greens, How to Store Wash thoroughly in cold water. Lift out of water as grit settles to the bottom of pan. Drain well. Store in plastic bags., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials 8 months
Vegetables Tomatoes, How to Store Flavor of tomatoes best at room temperature. Keep unripe tomatoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight until they ripen., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1-2 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
materials Do not store here.
Vegetables Cauliflower, eggplants, snap beans, How to Store Store in refrigerator in crisper on plastic bags or plastic containers., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 week, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVPmaterials
Vegetables Rhubarb, How to Store Refrigerate stalks. Throw away the leaves, they are POISONOUS., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 3-5 days, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP
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Vegetables Peppers and cucumbers, How to Store Wash and dry, store in crisper or in plastic bags., YOU CAN KEEP IT APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG On Refrigerator shelves 35-40°F (2-4°C) 1 week, At Room Temperature 70°F (21°C), In Freezer 0°F (-18°C) stored in MVP*materials

You’re amazing Kitchen Witch, you’re recipes and posts are very much appreciated, great job…cowgirl

Thank YOU Cowgirl - it’s really nice to know that when I get LONG-WINDED there is someone who has actually taken the time to read it all!!

I have this thing about food safety - I’ve been like this for years - must have something to do with a past life or something!!LOL

Kitchen Witch